Different Education System within different setting!

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Student life within different Education Systems!!

Looking back at the first ten years of my academic life in Vietnam and my personal observations to our American Education system, I was able to compare and contrast the two different education systems, the cultures, and aspect of students lives.

The first factor is that the developing countries are different from America. In Vietnam, citizens didn't have enough opportunities because most families are poor. For example, Vietnam students can't get a hold of government help for financial aid or even loan programs. Because most jobs are full time or just lack of jobs in general, due to high living cost at college and university most Vietnamese students stop their study. Government roles play a big part in educational systems. American belief that school is a control place versus other cultures have different beliefs as the Japanese values in the interaction in the large group or the Vietnamese is to means to transformation their country (Preschool in Three Cultures).

In Cultural Production of the Educated Person, chapter ten discuss that present the hegemonic ally which means the power force in the education as to more control and only the elite will rule or lead the future generation to come. A Levinson idea was the Federal Program like Head Start.

The Vietnamese Education system and "structure" are somewhat the same as America Education System but it is seems to take longer time to get their degrees due to social obstacles and challenges. The structure goes like this: primary equal to five years at between the ages six through eleven, lower secondary is equal to fours years and age range from eleven to fifteens, upper secondary is like high school here but age between sixteen and eighteen. Finally, higher education equal university and colleges. In the...